MPs on the ICT committee disagree over SIM deactivation as deadline roams.

Members of Parliament sitting on the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) committee have sharply disagreed on whether or not the deadline for the SIM Card verification should be extended from August 30th to January 2018. The legislators’ disagreement emerged while meeting security minister, Henry Tumukunde and the Permanent Secretary,...

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Unwanted Witness condemns the use of CCTV Cameras by Hotels to infringe on clients’ privacy.

Kampala, 20th July 2017, Unwanted Witness Uganda is saddened by the emerging practice by club proprietors to misuse private information collected via CCTV cameras to violate the privacy of Ugandans. A video of a private meeting allegedly captured by Silk Liquid CCTV cameras in Kampala, has gone viral on...

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Social Media Users Receive Threatening Messages on the Ragging Presidential Age Limit Debate.

Kampala, 7th/July/2017; Information reaching the Unwanted Witness-Uganda indicates that unknown individuals are issuing threats targeting social media users who are particularly contributing to the ongoing debate about the possible plot to lift the presidential term limits. This week the ministry for constitutional affairs published in the national gazette government’s...

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Court Stays offensive Communication trial for online activist pending a constitutional petition.

Kampala, July 3rd, 2017; Buganda road court magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu has today stayed hearing of the offensive communication case in which the state is prosecuting an online user Swaibu Nsamba Gwogyolonga, pending a constitutional court petition. Prosecution alleges that between 8th September and 26th October, Nsamba while in unknown...

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Unwanted Witness and 22 international organisations petition Mali Presidency over internet shutdown.

Kampala, 20th/06/2017; the Unwanted Witness Uganda together with 22 International Organisations have delivered a joint open letter to Mali president HE Ibrahim Boubacar condemning internet disruption and calling on the government to keep Malian’s internet access on in all circumstances.  According to a letter endorsed by organisations under #keepiton...

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Government Orders Telecom Companies to Switch-off Unregistered Sim Cards

Kampala, 19th May 2017; Government has directed all telecom companies operating in Uganda to implement its directive to switch-off all Sim Cards that were not verified and validated using the National Identification Number (NIN) by midnight. On April 19th 2017, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda directed the same telecoms to...

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